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The Learning in the Workplace survey (that has been running since 2010) has now had over 9,000 responses*. The full results are shown below ranked by the aggregated Very important and Essential scores. The shaded cells highlight where the most received were received in each category.
Key: NI = Not Important, QI = Quite Important, VI= Very Important, Es=Essential,V+E=Very Important PLUS Essential
|1||Daily work experiences (ie doing the day job)||DOING||1||7||29||63||92|
|2||Knowledge sharing with your team||DISCOURSE||1||8||33||58||91|
|3||Web search (eg Google)||DISCOVERY||3||22||32||43||75|
|4||Manager feedback and guidance||DOING||6||21||38||35||73|
|5||Web resources (articles, videos, podcasts, blog posts, etc)||DISCOVERY||2||26||42||30||72|
|6||Coach or mentor feedback and guidance||DOING||7||24||44||25||69|
|7||Company resources (eg documents, job aids)||DISCOVERY||7||31||36||26||62|
|8||Your professional network (in person or online)||DISCOURSE||6||33||39||22||61|
|9||Live virtual training (Zoom/Teams etc)||DIDACTICS||11||43||34||12||46|
|10||Online courses (on demand and scheduled)||DIDACTICS||16||45||27||12||39|
|11||Conferences (and other events)||DISCOURSE||18||51||26||5||31|
Here’s a graphic showing the value of activities in the 4 D’s of Learning
The results show that for modern professionals
- the most valued ways to learn for work are the experiences and activities that happen as part of daily work (DOING), through interaction with people (DISCOURSE) as well as the use of informal web content (DISCOVERY).
- whilst the least valued ways to learn at and for work are the traditional learning activities – classroom training and online courses (aka e-learning) (DIDACTICS)
So what do all these surveys tell us about the need for a new approach to workplace learning?
| * Survey demographics
Last updated: May 29, 2021 at 12:30 pm